Acts of assistance: navigating the interstices of the British state with the help of non-profit legal advisers

@inproceedings{James2015ActsOA,
  title={Acts of assistance: navigating the interstices of the British state with the help of non-profit legal advisers},
  author={Deborah E James},
  year={2015}
}
This paper explores everyday interactions with the British welfare state at a moment when it is attempting to shift and transform its funding regimes. Based on a study situated in the offices of two London legal services providers, it draws attention to the role of a set of actors poised between local state officers and citizens: the advisers who carry out the work of translation, helping people to actualize their rights and, at the same time, forcing disparate state agencies to “speak to one… CONTINUE READING

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